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Parks and Gardens

Michelin Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub

Victoria centers on its Inner Harbour, where ships from around the world tie up, floatplanes ply the air, ferries dock, and flower baskets dot the cityscape. Many visitors do a circle tour of Vancouver, Seattle and Victoria; each city is one to three hours' travel time from the others. Originally founded by Canada's Scotch-English settlers, Vancouver has seen successive waves of immigration from East and West, all coverging on the grounds of First Nations tribes, mostly Coast Salish, who lived in the area for 9,000 years. The first European settlement here was not Vancouver, but Fort Langley (1827), a Hudson's Bay Company trading post 15mi southeast. Itself an HBC trading post (1843), Victoria considerable predates Vancouver, which did not exit until the early 1860s, when a sawmill was established at Burrard Inlet. For wider coverage of Vancouver and Victoria and their many attractions, see Michelin Must Sees Vancouver.

Victoria's Inner Harbour, with the Empress Hotel
©Leslie Forsberg/Michelin

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10. The Deaths of Marion Hope, Will Clements, and Jim Townsend

James C. Kearney, Bill Stein, and James Smallwood University of North Texas Press ePub

During a three-week span in the summer of 1911, Jim Townsend, Will Clements, and Marion Hope all suffered violent deaths. It was a most extraordinary coincidence. The first to die was Marion Hope. After the murder of Jim Coleman, Hope had moved with his family from Wharton County to Mark Townsend's ranch near Nixon, a few miles southeast of San Antonio, where, it was said, he hoped to live out his declining years in peace and free from the troubles.1

On the afternoon on August 11, 1911, he saddled up a large Norman horse and rode out alone along a road to a calf pasture to drive up some calves. Passers-by found him unconscious sometime later, lying in the road, his neck broken. He expired shortly thereafter without ever regaining consciousness. The coroner ruled that his horse had fallen and broke his neck, although a large and visible bruise on the back of his neck could not be explained by the fall. The remains of Marion were brought back to Wharton by train August 9, 1911, for interment and were laid beside the graves of his two children who had predeceased him. Mark Townsend and other close family members accompanied the remains.2

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Chapter Five - Notes Towards a Model of Organisational Therapy

Leopold Vansina Karnac Books ePub

CHAPTER FIVE

Notes towards a model of organisational therapy

Edgar H. Schein

Background and introduction

In this brief chapter, I lay out some thoughts and propositions about the concept of organisational therapy (ORTH). What many of us in organisation development find ourselves doing can best be described as organisational therapy, though the client systems would strongly resist this terminology because of its implications of pathology.

The paradox, or the thing I have the hardest time getting across in my process consultation workshops, is that we have the consultation model pretty well worked through for dealing with an individual or a team, but we have very few models for how to do stress reduction or therapy with larger systems that consist of complex subsystems. We can sit down with individual executives and counsel them. We sort of know how to do that. However, in dealing therapeutically with a larger system, an organisation, we use individual or small group models and then are surprised when we can only improve the functioning of the individual or the small team. The larger system does not improve. So, let us look at some large system characteristics and the dilemmas of working with them therapeutically.

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11. HOMOSEXUAL RESPONSES AND CONTACTS

Alfred C. Kinsey Indiana University Press ePub

The classification of sexual behavior as masturbatory, heterosexual, or homosexual is based upon the nature of the stimulus which initiates the behavior. The present chapter, dealing with the homosexual behavior of the females in our sample, records the sexual responses which they had made to other females, and the overt contacts which they had had with other females in the course of their sexual histories.

The term homosexual comes from the Greek prefix homo, referring to the sameness of the individuals involved, and not from the Latin word homo which means man. It contrasts with the term heterosexual which refers to responses or contacts between individuals of different (hetero) sexes.

While the term homosexual is quite regularly applied by clinicians and by the public at large to relations between males, there is a growing tendency to refer to sexual relationships between females as lesbian or sapphic. Both of these terms reflect the homosexual history of Sappho who lived on the Isle of Lesbos in ancient Greece. While there is some advantage in having a terminology which distinguishes homosexual relations which occur between females from those which occur between males, there is a distinct disadvantage in using a terminology which suggests that there are fundamental differences between the homosexual responses and activities of females and of males.

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Promoting Our Students: Examining the Role of School Leadership in the Self-Advocacy of At-Risk Students

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP R&L Education ePub

MUHAMMAD KHALIFA

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research is to describe how an alternative school leader taught at-risk students and their parents to advocate for students’ educational interests and how this affected students’ academic and social success. In social justice leadership literature, parents and students are described as passive recipients of a strong social justice leader. But the process described in this research, which is referred to here as self-advocacy, demonstrates a way that principals can include stakeholders (i.e., parents and students) in the struggle for school inclusion and social justice. The study was a 2-year ethnographic study that closely examined the students, parents, staff, community members, and principal of an urban alternative high school. The findings suggest that principals can develop students and parents into self-advocates, who can themselves advocate for students’ school inclusion.

It is well documented that public schools are exclusionary toward students of color (Dunbar, 1999; Ferguson, 2000; McKenzie, 2009; Noguera, 2003). Although a number of scholars have described the central role of the school leader in advocating for marginalized students (Normore, Rodriguez, & Wynne, 2007; Siddle Walker, 1993; Theoharis, 2007), there is a gap in the literature demonstrating how parents and students can advocate for themselves along with the school leader. Even though Robert Moses (Moses & Cobb, 2001) argues that true school reforms will not happen until students begin to advocate for themselves, this research offers a glimpse of how school leaders may develop this largely untapped resource. Teachers are more likely to be professionally and socially supportive of White middle-class identities in school (Lareua, 1999, 2000; Noguera, 2003, 2009) and exclusionary toward marginalized Black and Latino indigenous identities. On these considerations, one can more easily accept the descriptions presented in Noguera’s (2003, 2008) works where, for example, “Black boys” are at risk because of factors related to their personal, home, and constructed school lives. In similar ways, Valenzuela (1999) found that schools delegitimize the understandings and cultures of Mexican American immigrants in Texas schools. Research on school dropout and completion rates, along with recent suspension gap research that illustrates trends of Black and Latino students being disproportionately suspended from school (Gregory, Skiba, & Noguera, 2010), all points to one lingering and inconvenient reminder: that schools continue to play a significant role in the failure of Black, Latino, Native American, and other marginalized populations of students. Thus, because students of color are often marginalized in school, they are at significantly higher risks of school failure. The purpose of this research is to describe not only how an alternative school leader enacted social justice in his leadership behaviors but, more important, how he taught at-risk students and their parents to advocate for students’ educational interests and how this affected their academic and social success. This process—referred to here as self-advocacy—can be used as a way to allow principals to include parents and students in the struggle for school inclusion and social justice. I utilize Theoharis’s (2007) definition of social justice leadership, in which school principals advocate for the inclusion of traditionally marginalized groups of children. What emerges is a way that school principals promote school cultures and enact administrative behaviors—with the help of parents and students—that embrace identities of Black and Latino at-risk students.

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6 Knock Down the Wall

Seth Adam Smith Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

One can choose to go back toward
safety or forward toward growth.
Growth must be chosen again and again;
fear must be overcome again and again.

ABRAHAM MASLOW, PSYCHOLOGIST

After the Giant had shown the children that he was no longer a selfish Giant, he turned to them and declared, “It is your garden now, little children.” He then took his great ax and knocked down the wall.

Each of us has built walls of one form or another. They may be fiercely defensive walls built out of anger and hatred, or they may simply be precautionary walls built out of fear and pain.

Some walls may be justifiable defenses, built to keep you from hurting yourself or being hurt by another. But often, these walls keep out more life than originally intended.

I was made aware of this fact when I was contacted by a Russian girl named Galena, a native of Nakhodka whom I had known while living there.

Galena had moved to the United States to study English and pursue her education. Perpetually peaceful, warm, and serene, Galena is like a living embodiment of the harbor in which she was raised. Friendly as she was, Galena contacted me a number of times, wanting to know how I was doing and maybe hang out. Still embittered by my past experiences, I did my best to wall Galena out of my life. I just didn’t want anything to do with Russia.

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CHAPTER SIX: Epigenetics and aspects of the neurobiology of attachment and sexual behaviour

Timothy Keogh Karnac Books ePub

“The phrase ‘nature and nurture’ is a convenient jingle of words, for it separates under two distinct heads the innumerable elements of which personality is composed. Nature is all that a man brings with himself into the world; nurture is every influence without that affects him after his birth.”

(Sir Francis Galton, 1874)

The view into the internal world of the juvenile sex offender can be enhanced by a brief overview of some of the key aspects of the neurobiology of both attachment and sexual behaviour and their interaction with developmental factors. In this chapter, therefore, I explain the relevance of epigenetics to the development of the “social brain” and provide something of a helicopter view of the brain’s limbic system, its neurochemistry, and its relevance to understanding juvenile sex offending.

Epigenetic factors and their relevance to attachment and sex offending

The human genome experiment and the associated genetic (chromosomal) mapping onto human diseases and characteristics have had wide ranging implications. These include a refocus on the biology of human behaviour and the rise of biological psychiatry. Importantly, the field of epigenetics has also evolved as a consequence of advancing knowledge of the human biological system. Epigenetics identifies mechanisms that influence the phenotypic expression of genetic potential and gives equal and reciprocal primacy to both nature and nurture, that is, to gene–environment interactions.

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1966 Creating a National Park

Kenneth J. Schoon Quarry Books ePub

One of the first tracts of land to be purchased was Inland Steel’s West Beach. With that land acquired, a small staff of seasonal park rangers was hired for the summer of 1969, and the National Lakeshore was opened for business. On hot weekends, more than two thousand folks came to use the beach and walk through the dunes. At the end of the summer, staff members recommended providing lifeguards, drinking fountains, portable washrooms, a trailer to serve as a visitor station, and some mechanized way of cleaning the beach. At the time, the rangers had to shovel and rake the sand, as well as collecting and hauling away dead fish and lake debris, by hand. Staff also suggested prohibiting alcohol.

Meanwhile, land acquisition picked up speed. By the end of the year, 766 primarily small parcels had been purchased. Most of the sellers who lived in houses being purchased took advantage of the Reservations of Use and Occupancy option and were allowed to remain in their homes for periods up to twenty-five years.

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13. Erich Fromm's Assessment of Religion

Neville Symington Karnac Books ePub

Love and do what you will.

(St Augustine)

I have stressed that all psychoanalysts writing on psychoanalysis and religion have kept the two disciplines in watertight compartments, not allowing either to penetrate or influence the other. The result of this has been that the author's religion remains unmodified by psychoanalysis, and vice versa. There is a polite dialogue, but there is no intention that their version of religion should alter one iota, and psychoanalysis must also not be affected in any radical way. The only person who stands out as an exception to this is Eric Fromm, and I have therefore devoted a whole chapter to his book Psychoanalysis and Religion. It is a very short book, but its value is in inverse ratio to its length.

Fromm begins by saying that although the modern world has developed an amazing technology which should greatly enhance our happiness, this has not been the case. That ancient ideal, ‘the perfection of man’ has not moved forward one inch; all this technology has done nothing to bring us closer to achieving our purpose in living.

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CHAPTER THREE. The journey rather than the project

David Gutmann Karnac Books ePub

P rofessor David Gutmann, we have talked about the passage of Transformation. You have been inviting us to become explorers who, together with others, interpret the very map of life. Interpretation is therefore at the heart of your work as a consultant. Let us see what the practice of your hermeneutic is.

Without being unduly modest or excessively arrogant, to know oneself and to know Life means, in fact, to really be an explorer, as you put it. Every explorer goes a little bit further than the others. And the territories that remain to be discovered are in a far greater quantity than those already discovered. Each new discovery is essential, because it gives rise to more adventure. Thus, each new discovery will be important in itself, practically, but also precisely because it prepares the ground for a new one. In that way we are back to the quote from the Talmud: “Every human being exists in order to bring another stone to the wall of Interpretations.” The wall of Interpretations is different from and complementary to the Wailing Wall. The latter is necessary: indeed, it represents absence—but also memory—loss, destruction, and lack. It is a fundamental symbol of what makes our humanity: imperfection, incompleteness, and absence. But the only way to ensure that the Wailing Wall doesn’t occupy all of our life is to build the wall of Interpretations. To prevent the Wailing Wall from becoming an obstacle, a prison, a hold1 as we say in psychoanalysis, one must contribute to the erection of the wall of Interpretations, because interpretation carries freedom, a freedom that is, of course, relative and conditioned. Life itself can be understood as a zigzagging between the Wailing Wall and the wall of Interpretations, which is as much relevant to the life of an individual as it is to the life of an institution. It is essential, for example, that an industrial and commercial company makes links with its own past and possible failures (symbolically turning towards the Wailing Wall), but also with its own future, with development, therefore switching its sight towards the wall of Interpretation. Judaism, if you think about it, is based on the dialectical relationship between Jeremiah and David, between the prophet of lament and the king who built Jerusalem. A company that loses the memory of its failures is unmistakably sentencing itself to repeat them, and this in a more disastrous and dramatic way. I’m thinking of IBM, of whom we’ve already talked, or of the amazing banking crisis of the Credit Lyonnais. Some companies sometimes build their own wall of Interpretations; it is the case, I believe, of Fiat, who, in the last ten years, engaged, in a way that only few other companies engaged, in the domain of innovation. Jeremiah and David are both indispensable and complementary: one allows the existence of the other.

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CHAPTER ELEVEN Surrogate partner therapy

Glyn Hudson Allez Karnac Books PDF

CHAPTER ELEVEN

Surrogate partner therapy

Shai Rotem

urrogate partner therapy (SPT) is based on the landmark research and methods of Dr William H. Masters, a physician, and Dr Virginia E. Johnson, a psychologist. Masters and Johnson

first used the term “surrogate partner” in 1970 in their book, Human

Sexual Inadequacy (Masters & Johnson, 1970). They studied the structure, psychology, and physiology of sexual behaviour through observing masturbation and measuring sexual arousal in the laboratory. They were among the first researchers to gather and analyse data recording physiological responses of the human body, including the sex organs, during sexual arousal. Contrary to conventional wisdom of that time, which relegated the importance of sex to narrow confines of reproduction, Masters and Johnson framed their findings and conclusions in language that espoused sex as a healthy and natural activity that should be recognised as a vital source of physical pleasure and deep emotional intimacy.

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4. Magic in a Nutshell - The Art of True Healing

Marc Allen New World Library ePub

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MAGIC IN A NUTSHELLTHE ART OF TRUE HEALING

Within every man and woman is a force

that directs and controls the entire course of life.

Properly used, it can heal every affliction

and ailment we may have.

— ISRAEL REGARDIE, The Art of True Healing

In my early twenties, I conducted a sloppy, disorganized, lazy, and intuitive search through the books of Western magic. Most of the books are vast and complicated. They include systems that take decades to master, and many of them seem to require a committed group of people to work with — in many cases, with a rigid hierarchy of different levels of mastery.

One little book, however, avoids all that complexity. It’s a little precious jewel, originally published in 1932, that is the best summary of Western magic I have ever encountered: The Art of True Healing by Israel Regardie.

The essence of the book (as we’ve already seen) is contained in a little exercise called the Middle Pillar Meditation. The very first words of the book give us the tools of magic in two simple sentences: Within every man and woman is a force that directs and controls the entire course of life. Properly used, it can heal every affliction and ailment we may have.

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10 Dinosaur Swim Track Assemblages: Characteristics, 10 Contexts, and Ichnofacies Implications

Peter L Falkingham Indiana University Press ePub

10.1. Pedal kinematics model of dinosaur swim track formation from left to right. Distal track to the right displays a posterior overhang. Modified from Romilio, Tucker, and Salisbury. (2013).

Dinosaur Swim Track Assemblages: Characteristics, Contexts, and Ichnofacies Implications

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Andrew R. C. Milner and Martin G. Lockley

TRACES MADE BY SWIMMING TETRAPODS ARE SIMPLY known as “swim tracks.” These trace fossils are of interest to paleontologists because they provide insight into the behavior of past vertebrates in aquatic environments. However, swim tracks have always been a controversial subject for several reasons. Often swim tracks show irregular morphologies and are incomplete, so interpretation of them can be problematic. Unlike tracks made by animals walking on firm ground, which supports most or all of their weight, swimming tetrapods are fully or partially buoyant, and if their feet or hands come into contact with the subaqueous substrate, they will register swim tracks, sometimes preserving elite swim tracks. It has been suggested that swim tracks rarely display regular step and stride patterns as observed in a walking trackway (Milner, Lockley, and Kirkland, 2006), although clear swim trackway patterns are sometimes distinguishable (McAllister, 1989a; Ezquerra et al., 2007; Romilio, Tucker, and Salisbury, 2013; Xing et al., 2013). Because swim tracks are sometimes incomplete and are often found to have irregular and confusing configurations, it is sometimes difficult to identify the trackmaker or to distinguish between manus and pes tracks if the producer was quadrupedal. Surprisingly, under closer examination of a variety of swim track types from different localities and of different ages, it is most often the case that a clear swim trackway pattern can be observed where there are large enough surfaces exposed and not too high a density of tracks, although these trackways can display considerable variation in overall morphology.

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7 Level Four Resiliency: Unleash Your Curiosity: Enjoy Learning in the School of Life

Al Siebert Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

My flight on the small commuter plane had only a few passengers, so it did not take long to board and settle into our seats. The flight attendant helped the mother sitting in front of me shorten and fasten the seat belt for her young, slender daughter.

During the lull before the attendant shut the cabin door, the little girl turned to her mother and asked in a loud, demanding voice, “What is cabin pressure? How can they lose it? If they lose cabin pressure, how do they find it? Mother, what is cabin pressure?” The mother looked at the girl but did not answer. Instead, she turned those of us sitting nearby, sighed loudly, and said with good-natured resignation, “It’s like this all day long, every day.”

We all smiled and chuckled. Good mother! I thought to myself, You aren’t trying to squelch your daughter’s curiosity. I knew that this little girl who wanted to know about an airplane’s cabin pressure and how to find it when it is lost would become a much more resilient adult than children in classrooms being taught about atmospheric pressure on a day when the school curriculum has the topic scheduled.

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Memoir 61 “The Confucian Scholars”

Ssu-ma Ch'ien Indiana University Press ePub

The Confucian Scholars,1 Memoir 612

translated by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. et al.3

[121.3115] His Honor the Grand Scribe says: Whenever I read over the regulations [for assessing scholars’] merits,4 and reach the [part about] broadening and encouraging the road of education officials and their staff,5 I never fail to cast aside the documents and sigh,6 saying: “Alas! When the house of Chou declined, ‘Kuan chü’ 關雎 (The Ospreys Cry) was composed.7 When [King] Yu 幽王 (r. 781–771 BC) and [King] Li 厲 王 (r. 878–841 BC) [caused their dynasty to] wane, rites and music were ruined8; the feudal lords acted without restraint, and the administrative decisions came from the powerful states.9 For this reason Chung-ni 仲尼 (i.e., Confucius) grieved that the path of the [ancient] kings had been abandoned and that evil ways had arisen; thereupon he put in order and arranged the Shih 詩 (Songs) and the Shu 書 (Documents), and revised and revived the rites and music.10 When he went to Ch’i 齊 and heard the “Shao” 韶 music,11 he did not know the taste of meat for three months.12 He returned to Lu 魯 from Wey 衛 and thereafter the music was rectified, and the Ya 雅 (Elegantiae) and the Sung 頌 (Hymns) [of the Shih 詩] each obtained their [proper] places.13 Because that era was confused and chaotic,14 no one was able to employ him [Confucius]. For this reason, though Confucius sought a position with over seventy rulers,15 there was none with whom he was well met.16 He said: “If someone would employ me, within but a year [I could make a difference].”17 When a unicorn was captured at the western hunt, he said, “My way has come to an end.”18 Therefore, based on scribal records,19 he composed the Ch’un ch’iu (Spring and Autumn [Annals]), in order to be taken as a model by the kings.20 Since its language is subtle and its implications are profound,21 men of learning22 in later generations often copied [passages] from it.23

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